January 15, 2013
Past ADA leaders Drs. Dewhirst and Gause die
Dr. Floyd Everett Dewhirst and Dr. Curtis Eugene Gause, a past ADA trustee and a past vice president, respectively, died in the latter part of 2012.
His was a dental family. All three of his daughters worked with him during his years in practice: Dr. Louise Dewhirst was his dental partner for 15 years; Patricia Dewhirst Crane was his hygienist for 28 years; and Dana Dewhirst Running helped administer his office. Son, Dr. Floyd E. Dewhirst III, is a dentist and a scientist at the Forsyth Institute in Cambridge, Mass.
Dr. Dewhirst is survived by his children.
Dr. Gause is survived by his wife of 64 years, Joyce; a daughter, Carol Gause LeBoef; and a son, Jeffrey Curtis Gause.